Safe Management Of Wastes From Health Care Activities

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241548568
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Safe Management Of Wastes From Health Care Activities from the Author: World Health Organization. This is the second edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) handbook on the safe, sustainable and affordable management of health-care waste - commonly known as "the Blue Book". The original Blue Book was a comprehensive publication used widely in health-care centres and government agencies to assist in the adoption of national guidance. It also provided support to committed medical directors and managers to make improvements and presented practical information on waste-management techniques for medical staff and waste workers. In many countries, knowledge about the potential for harm from health-care wastes has now become more prominent to governments, medical practitioners and civil society. Increasingly, managers and medical staff are expected to take more responsibility for the wastes they produce from their medical care and related activities. The indiscriminate and erratic handling and disposal of waste within health-care facilities is now widely recognized as a source of avoidable infection, and is synonymous with public perception of poor standards of health care.

Prudent Practices In The Laboratory

Author: The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309138647
Size: 62.93 MB
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Prudent Practices In The Laboratory from the Author: The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.

Environmental Waste Management

Author: Ram Chandra
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498724752
Size: 58.46 MB
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Environmental Waste Management from the Author: Ram Chandra. Rapid industrialization has resulted in the generation of huge quantities of hazardous waste, both solid and liquid. Despite regulatory guidelines and pollution control measures, industrial waste is being dumped on land and discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment. This gross misconduct creates serious environmental and public health hazards. Environmental Waste Management promotes the proper management and utilization of industrial waste, delivering in-depth, state-of-the-art information on the physicochemical properties, chemical composition, and environmental risks associated with industrial waste from the sugar, pulp and paper, tanning, distilling, textile, petroleum hydrocarbon, and agrochemical sectors. Featuring contributions from environmental microbiology and biotechnology experts from various universities, national research laboratories, and industries, this book: Covers biocomposting of pressmud, treatment of pulp and paper mill wastewater, biodegradation of agrochemicals, and bioenergy production from industrial waste for safe recycling Examines persistent organic pollutants (POPs) discharged from industrial waste, emphasizing the relationship of metagenomics with POPs present in sugarcane molasses-based distillery waste and pulp paper mill wastewater after secondary treatment Discusses bioreactors for industrial wastewater treatment, biotransformation and biodegradation of organophosphates and organohalides in the environment by different bacterial populations, and metallothioneins for metal homeostasis and tolerance Environmental Waste Management provides students, scientists, and researchers of biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology with a specialized collection of cutting-edge industrial waste management and pollutant monitoring techniques.

Healthcare Hazard Control And Safety Management

Author: James T. Tweedy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781574440355
Size: 58.21 MB
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Healthcare Hazard Control And Safety Management from the Author: James T. Tweedy. Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage ever published for any healthcare professional serving in safety, occupational health, hazard materials management, quality improvement, and risk management positions. No area of healthcare safety is ignored in this major work. Here is a single-volume reference that is convenient to use, written in an easy-to-read and understandable format. In addition to providing easily digested information, the author has constructed practical checklists and forms that can be readily put to use. It is a fact that there is a real need for professionals who understand and can assist in controlling the numerous and serious hazards found in healthcare facilities and resulting from activities within those facilities. Today's hospital and healthcare administrator is looking for the most capable individuals to fill positions that require skills in hazard control. The material in Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management provides this much-needed information and addresses the requirements of the Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management. Important topics covered include: safety management, workers' compensation, risk control, quality improvement, and stress management. Strong emphasis is placed on accident investigation, hazard identification, and safety training. If you are looking for a single volume that covers the areas of life safety, fire prevention, emergency management, biohazards, waste management, healthcare ergonomics, maintenance and engineering hazards, security, radiation and lab safety issues, nursing services and patient care, pharmacy support, food services and sanitation, or environmental services...this book is for you!

Environmental Health In Emergencies And Disasters

Author: Benjamin Wisner
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241545410
Size: 37.22 MB
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Environmental Health In Emergencies And Disasters from the Author: Benjamin Wisner. Distills what is known about environmental health during an emergency or disaster. Draws on results from the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, and on experience with sustainable development between the two Earth Summits. The volume is intended for practitioners, as well as for policy makers and researchers, and thus covers both general and technical aspects of environmental health.

Solid Waste Management

Author: Ramesha Chandrappa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364228681X
Size: 28.22 MB
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Solid Waste Management from the Author: Ramesha Chandrappa. Solid waste was already a problem long before water and air pollution issues attracted public attention. Historically the problem associated with solid waste can be dated back to prehistoric days. Due to the invention of new products, technologies and services the quantity and quality of the waste have changed over the years. Waste characteristics not only depend on income, culture and geography but also on a society's economy and, situations like disasters that affect that economy. There was tremendous industrial activity in Europe during the industrial revolution. The twentieth century is recognized as the American Century and the twenty-first century is recognized as the Asian Century in which everyone wants to earn ‘as much as possible’. After Asia the currently developing Africa could next take the center stage. With transitions in their economies many countries have also witnessed an explosion of waste quantities. Solid waste problems and approaches to tackling them vary from country to country. For example, while efforts are made to collect and dispose hospital waste through separate mechanisms in India it is burnt together with municipal solid waste in Sweden. While trans-boundary movement of waste has been addressed in numerous international agreements, it still reaches developing countries in many forms. While thousands of people depend on waste for their livelihood throughout the world, many others face problems due to poor waste management. In this context solid waste has not remained an issue to be tackled by the local urban bodies alone. It has become a subject of importance for engineers as well as doctors, psychologist, economists, and climate scientists and any others. There are huge changes in waste management in different parts of the world at different times in history. To address these issues, an effort has been made by the authors to combine their experience and bring together a new text book on the theory and practice of the subject covering the important relevant literature at the same time.

The Big Necessity

Author: Rose George
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781429925488
Size: 18.24 MB
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The Big Necessity from the Author: Rose George. "One smart book . . . delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name." —Newsweek Acclaimed as "extraordinary" (The New York Times) and "a classic" (Los Angeles Times), The Big Necessity is on its way to removing the taboo on bodily waste—something common to all and as natural as breathing. We prefer not to talk about it, but we should—even those of us who take care of our business in pristine, sanitary conditions. Disease spread by waste kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death. Even in America, nearly two million people have no access to an indoor toilet. Yet the subject remains unmentionable. Moving from the underground sewers of Paris, London, and New York (an infrastructure disaster waiting to happen) to an Indian slum where ten toilets are shared by 60,000 people, The Big Necessity breaks the silence, revealing everything that matters about how people do—and don't—deal with their own waste. With razor-sharp wit and crusading urgency, mixing levity with gravity, Rose George has turned the subject we like to avoid into a cause with the most serious of consequences.

The Lean Management Systems Handbook

Author: Rich Charron
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498705294
Size: 20.23 MB
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The Lean Management Systems Handbook from the Author: Rich Charron. Performance management, the primary focus of a Lean organization, occurs through continuous improvement programs that focus on education, belief systems development, and effective change management. Presenting a first-of-its-kind approach, The Lean Management Systems Handbook details the critical components required for sustainable Lean management. Positioning Lean as a management operational philosophy far beyond the traditional set of improvement tools, the book explains how managers at all levels of the organization can integrate Lean into their daily management activities. It defines the Lean philosophy as well as the beliefs and behaviors required to develop a thriving Lean company culture. The book captures the essence of Lean learning and Lean doing and illustrates practical applications of Lean management. It begins by covering the basics that encompass Lean management and leadership in two critical areas: maintenance/control and improvement. After reading this book, you will better understand how to see waste, measure waste, eliminate waste, and develop an active change improvement workplace. You will also gain the practical understanding required to determine which Lean tool is best suited to your particular need for supporting an organization-wide management system. Expounding on essential Lean concepts, this is an ideal guide to help new managers and leaders make the transition from theory to successful application in the field. Complete with brief summaries and examples of the most important tools in Lean management systems development in each chapter, the book provides a reliable roadmap for deploying a Lean management system across your organization, and subsequently across your entire value stream.

Managing Complications In Pregnancy And Childbirth

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Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241545879
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Managing Complications In Pregnancy And Childbirth from the Author: . The emphasis of the manual is on rapid assessment and decision making. The clinical action steps are based on clinical assessment with limited reliance on laboratory or other tests and most are possible in a variety of clinical settings.

Municipal Solid Waste To Energy Conversion Processes

Author: Gary C. Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118029275
Size: 34.33 MB
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Municipal Solid Waste To Energy Conversion Processes from the Author: Gary C. Young. A technical and economic review of emerging waste disposal technologies Intended for a wide audience ranging from engineers and academics to decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Conversion Processes: Economic, Technical, and Renewable Comparisons reviews the current state of the solid waste disposal industry. It details how the proven plasma gasification technology can be used to manage Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and to generate energy and revenues for local communities in an environmentally safe manner with essentially no wastes. Beginning with an introduction to pyrolysis/gasification and combustion technologies, the book provides many case studies on various waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies and creates an economic and technical baseline from which all current and emerging WTE technologies could be compared and evaluated. Topics include: Pyrolysis/gasification technology, the most suitable and economically viable approach for the management of wastes Combustion technology Other renewable energy resources including wind and hydroelectric energy Plasma economics Cash flows as a revenue source for waste solids-to-energy management Plant operations, with an independent case study of Eco-Valley plant in Utashinai, Japan Extensive case studies of garbage to liquid fuels, wastes to electricity, and wastes to power ethanol plants illustrate how currently generated MSW and past wastes in landfills can be processed with proven plasma gasification technology to eliminate air and water pollution from landfills.